A little while ago I had the chance to go on a photo safari with Jochen and Miriam to capture their "Memories of Shanghai". It was a very special day for all of us because we combined the scenes of Shanghai with a pregnancy shooting.
We started the day at the breezy FLAIR ROOFTOP BAR in the Ritz Carlton which is one of their favorite venues in the city. First we arrived at reception we were told that it was too early and the bar was not open, yet. But they understood how important these pictures were to the expecting couple and gave us special permission to go up to take photos.
For half an hour had the whole bar to ourselves!.. what a feeling, and what a view!!!!
Our second stop was the slightly busier Bund….
This time the Bund held a special surprise for me. CCTV discovered us whilst shooting and decided to select Miram and Jochen for their Interview about Airpollution in China- the index was at 60 that day.. clever idea;-)
To our surprise the entire interview was broadcasted the same day in the 8 o´clock evening news!!! Our one minute of fame!!.CCTV was so kind to send us the link. If you want check it out! It starts at 19 Minutes.. Even if you can only spy me from behind, it gives you a nice look "behind the scenes" and us all in action:
After this much excitement we continued taking photos and moved on to a very nice Shikumen residence in the Former French Concession:
All in all we had a big fun and exciting day in Shanghai.
Good that we didn´t wait longer with the pictures! Only two weeks later, little Hannes was born!!
THANKS Miram and Jochen, for sharing this day with me and giving me the chance to capture your moments!
If you want to see more pictures from this day, please click on the slide show below:
Last not least an important final note:
With this shooting we were able to support a project from Plan International, which is a global organization looking after the needs for children all over the world! For many years I have supported them through Germany.
With these photos we were able to donate enough money to buy two medical sets for doctors in Urganda.
THANK YOU !!